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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 24, 2009 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most over-rated Grateful Dead year is...

Yeah, I know 70 is a holy cow to most, but I too miss the psychedelic feel of the first 1/2 of 69 . And sometimes It feels heavy , or leaden . Being a fan of piano, I like it when Keith joined them and their improvisations start getting really going in a more jazz like fashion, and they get that deep, beautiful, and transparent sound . Now I love those 70 shows, but not as much as some folks .
Also the post coma, still Brent, "Comeback" years, I find well played,but sometimes lacking adventure , and charm , of the uneven "Junky Jerry" years of the early and mid 80's , which I used to not care that much for .

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 24, 2009 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most over-rated Grateful Dead year is...

I guess I am missing the 70 thing, but since a few of you have touched on it there must be something to it...now, it is true there are not the range of jams to select from, but what about the DS-->etc. from 9-19? and then the discussions with various folks about 5-2 being the BEST show ever, etc., etc.

And all the acoustic stuff, with Work/Beauty is so important to me that I just don't see 69 beating 70.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jun 24, 2009 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most over-rated Grateful Dead year is...

I agree with you WT. 70 has some of my favorite psychedelic material. 70 may not be the raw power of 68 or 69 but the smooth fluidity and tighter band interaction of the jams are usually more appealing to me.